At Massage Sanctuary, nationally certified massage therapist Brandon Woolard offers his clients the opportunity to relax and receive personalized massages in a soothing atmosphere. After initial consultations—complete with a box full of stress stones if customers need some preliminary unwinding—guests undress to their own comfort levels and fit between sheets, ready for calming massages. As he works, Brandon encourages his customers to speak up about comfort levels in case the heated table is too hot or the aromatherapy ostrich too pungent and squawking. Brandon soothes backs and muscles with a variety of modalities, incorporating Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, hot-stone, and aromatherapy methods into his massages. Afterward, complimentary mints and water rejuvenate the senses as customers, suspended in massage euphoria, go home, take hot baths or showers, and maintain relaxed states.
Vintage lamps cast a soft glow on the window-paneled doors and eclectic artwork hanging throughout Kim Solip's Salon & Day Spa, giving the all-purpose beauty retreat a comfortable, homey vibe. A warm greeting from the friendly hairstylists, waxing pros, and nail technicians makes clients feel even more welcome before the staff sets to work transforming their appearances. Stylists change the hues and textures of hair or add layered depth with extensions. When they aren’t meticulously trimming and shaping nails, technicians soothe skin with exfoliating masks, dips in warm paraffin wax, and papier-mâché mittens of Chicken Soup for the Soul essays.
Soothing Hands Body Therapy owner Tara has studied both Eastern and Western theories of massage, so it's fair to say she understands bodywork's potential benefits—improved circulation, lower blood pressure, and decreased stress. Her massages also target the lymphatic system, which defends the body against illness the way the Great Barrier Reef defends Australia against a dolphin D-day. Tara's three massage types—Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue—take place in 60- and 90-minute increments.
Within each of Reed Manning Salon & Spa's colorful, calming oases, skilled aestheticians work diligently to revitalize appendages and foster relaxation. After seating patrons at cozy pedicure stations set against a charming beach-scene backdrop, specialists treat fatigued feet to the 45-minute classic pedicure, which includes a light filing, shaping, buffing, cuticle treatment, and more. The 30-minute classic manicure similarly nurtures table-tappers and rounds out serrated scissorhands, concluding with a fresh coat of polish in either the hue of your choice or the hue of a trusted tarot reader's choice.
The licensed massage therapists at O So Relaxed knead sore muscles with a variety of techniques. They promote relaxation with Swedish techniques, and prenatal massages. They also enhance massages with reflexology, paraffin treatments, and aromatherapy.